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Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

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New York, NY

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Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

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@BrianLehrer

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English

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Episodes

Why Billy Never Idles

2/28/2020
Nicole Gelinas, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, New York Post columnist and City Journal contributing editor, discusses the latest local transportation stories: New York City’s “Billy Idol Never Idles” campaign, and how Staten Island residents are warning each other of speed cameras using yellow ribbons.

Duration:00:11:17

Brian Lehrer Weekend: What '1619' Taught Us During Black History Month

2/28/2020
As Black History Month comes to a close, we talk to some of the contributors to the New York Times' 1619 Project for this special edition of the weekend podcast: How Slavery is Taught in School (First) | Sugar and Slavery (Starts at 8:32) | Slavery and Medical History (Starts at 17:58) | The 1619 Origin Story (Starts at 26:58) | Seeing the Past Through Auction Sites (Starts at 35:36) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:00:46:14

HHS Worker Blows the Whistle on Coronavirus Patient Response

2/28/2020
Michelle Goldberg, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, talks about the latest news including a a whistle-blower complaint that U.S. health workers responding to coronavirus lacked training and protective gear. Plus the latest polls going into the South Carolina primary and ahead of Super Tuesday.

Duration:00:14:34

South Carolina and Super Tuesday

2/28/2020
NPR political reporter Juana Summers, who covers demographics and culture, talks about Saturday’s South Carolina primary -- the first with significant African American participation -- and what it could mean for Super Tuesday voting next week.

Duration:00:12:58

Black History Reframed: Seeing the Past Through Auction Sites

2/28/2020
As Black History Month comes to a close, we talk to some of the contributors to the New York Times' 1619 Project. Today, the sites where enslaved people were sold are often unmarked. Anne Bailey, writer, historian, and professor of history at SUNY Binghamton and the author of The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History (Cambridge University Press, 2017), talks about these sites from East Brunswick, NJ to Monticello. To read the full article or find out how you...

Duration:00:10:14

#AsktheMayor: Is New York City Coronavirus Ready?

2/28/2020
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. Clarification from #AskTheMayor on what to do if you have coronavirus symptoms. https://t.co/Rn6oHK7gyI February 28, 2020

Duration:00:22:09

Since '1619': The 1619 Origin Story

2/27/2020
As Black History Month comes to a close, we talk to some of the contributors to the New York Times' 1619 Project. Today, Jazmine Hughes, a story editor for The New York Times Magazine who edited the 1619 broadsheet, looks back to 1619 and the origin of the U.S. racialized slave trade.

Duration:00:08:50

American Society, Spinning Its Wheels

2/27/2020
Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist and the co-host of its 'The Argument' podcast, talks about his new book, The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, 2020). It offers a somber assessment of Western culture’s future (and how the Star Wars saga signals its stagnation), plus weighs in on the 2020 Democratic field.

Duration:00:14:30

Bill Nye the Leap Year Guy

2/27/2020
Bill Nye, science educator, author of Everything All At Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem, and host of the Science Rules! with Bill Nye podcast, explains the science and history behind leap years.

Duration:00:13:17

The Business of Coronavirus

2/27/2020
Jeanne Whalen, global business reporter for The Washington Post, talks about how the coronavirus panic has affected business and global trade, including how U.S. companies are still waiting for a dizzying array of products from stalled Chinese factories.

Duration:00:15:45

NYC Prepares for Coronavirus

2/27/2020
Dr. Oxiris Barbot, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, talks about what the city is doing to prepare for potential coronavirus cases. Her advice includes: Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and call (before visiting) your healthcare provider if you have symptoms. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on COVID-19: "How To Prepare For The Coronavirus In NYC" (Elizabeth Kim, Gothamist, 2/26/20)

Duration:00:20:39

Since '1619': Slavery and Medical History

2/26/2020
As Black History Month comes to a close, we talk to some of the contributors to the New York Times' 1619 Project. Today, Linda Villarosa, a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, talks about the racist beliefs that led to errors in medical science that continue to influence care today.

Duration:00:09:08

Lessons from a Watergate Prosecutor

2/26/2020
Jill Wine-Banks, MSNBC contributor and legal analyst, former Watergate special prosecutor, and the author of The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President(Henry Holt and Co., 2020), talks about her time investigating Watergate, and gives analysis on the current administration. EVENT: Catch Jill Wine-Banks in conversation with professor and MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley at the Strand Bookstore tonight, Feburary 26th, at 7pm. Get tickets here.

Duration:00:15:28

The Filibuster Debate

2/26/2020
Jim Newell, Slate’s senior politics writer, reviews the Senate filibuster rule and why some 2020 Democrats, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are calling for it to end.

Duration:00:08:38

Bernie vs. Everybody

2/26/2020
Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and member of The Washington Post editorial board, breaks down the debate in South Carolina where front-runner Bernie Sanders endured attacks from all sides.

Duration:00:21:46

Ari Melber on Trump's Recusal Hypocrisy

2/26/2020
The President wants two SCOTUS judges to recuse themselves because he thinks they don't like him. After firing his ally Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Mueller probe, we talk to Ari Melber about how Trump weaponizes conflicts of interest

Duration:00:17:51

We're Still in the Stop-and-Frisk Era

2/25/2020
Yasmeen Khan, WNYC reporter covering crime and policing, talks about what’s changed about stop and frisk since the court ordered reforms, and how communities directly impacted by stop and frisk want more of a say in the reform process.

Duration:00:10:59

Since '1619': Sugar and Slavery

2/25/2020
As Black History Month comes to a close, we talk to some of the contributors to the New York Times' 1619 Project. Today: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race, and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, director emeritus of the Schomburg Center and the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard University Press, 2010), talks about how sugar fueled the slavery trade.

Duration:00:09:42

Rahm Emanuel: Why Mayors Run the World

2/25/2020
Rahm Emanuel, former two-term mayor of Chicago and White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama and author of the just released book, The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World (Knopf, 2020), argues city governments are at the forefront of national issues, like climate change. Plus, his centrist take on 2020 and what he sees as the risk of a Bernie Sanders candidacy.

Duration:00:19:06

The Weinstein Verdict

2/25/2020
Jane Manning, former sex crimes prosecutor and current Director of the Women’s Equal Justice Project, talks about the Harvey Weinstein verdict from a #MeToo, and legal perspective.

Duration:00:13:15